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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fundraising Update!

Total donations raised as of today from print sales: $3907!* $4907!
(*update: Oops, I forgot to include the $1000 that ING Direct matched)

Being that it's just a little over 2 months since the disaster hit Japan, I thought I should update you all on how much my cousin and I have raised so far in donations. She is up to $2000 USD, which has gone to Mercy Corps via Artists Help Japan, and I'm at $1907 $2907 CDN, which has gone to the Canadian Red Cross. Thanks so much!

Here's a picture taken by Sota from Crane for a Dollar at the VIVO fundraising event in March 2011. Sota has been selling buttons for a dollar and is going around local elementary schools here in the Lower Mainland, to teach kids about what happened in Japan and what it means to be compassionate, alongside button making and crane folding. He has partnered with local businesses to raise funds for Japan. Check out his website for the great work he's doing.

As for my prints, there are still some available online at my Etsy store, or at a couple of places like Blim, Blim's monthly market, and supposedly the Nikkei Centre's gift shop.

Thanks again to all who are supporting the relief efforts in Japan. We wish the victims in Japan the best in their recovery. There are daffodils growing amongst the tsunami ruins. Spring has arrived.


Jen said...

My name is Jen and I work for the Canadian Red Cross - just dropping a quick line to say thank you so much for your support of Japan Earthquake Appeal. We would love to be able to continue to connect with you. You can find us on Twitter (@redcrosscanada), Facebook (www.facebook.com/canadianredcross) and our blog is redcrosstalks.wordpress.com. Thanks again for your support!

yums said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm glad we can help. Yes, I've gotten a message from Karen and Theresa as well from the Canadian Red Cross, so I've been in touch. Thanks for your hard work at the Red Cross too! :)